Samsung has long been rumoured to be working on a 12.2-inch tablet, but
it seems the South Korean major is working on tablets with even larger
screens, a new report claims.
A Korean report
quotes a Samsung Wireless Division official who allegedly shed some
light on company's upcoming plans for tablet and smartphone segment. The
Samsung official was said to have spilled the beans about Samsung's
unnamed 13.3-inch tablet, revealing that it is in the works, and that
Samsung is looking to seize the laptop and desktop PC market demand by
speculates that the 13.3-inch tablet could be Samsung's first
dual-boot tablet with Android / Windows RT options. As of now, not much
detail about the unnamed 13.3-inch Samsung tablet has been revealed.
Samsung plans to ship about 42 million tablets by the end of 2013,
which is 100 percent growth compared to the 20 million tablets it
shipped last year, as per the Korean report. The Samsung's official
attributed the growth to the number of Galaxy Note tablets ranging from 7
to 10.1-inch display at competitive prices.
Earlier on Tuesday, a
that Samsung's alleged Galaxy Note 12.2-inch tablet will be going
into mass production only by the end of 2013.
The report quoted
sources from the Taiwan-based supply chain makers and claimed that
Samsung has adopted a film-based capacitive touch solution, which is
largely provided by China-based Shenzhen O-film Tech, for the rumoured
Galaxy Note 12.2 tablet. Considering that the alleged Samsung Galaxy
Note 12.2 tablet will be going for mass production later this year, the
tablet could be expected to be introduced at Consumer Electronics Show
(CES) in January 2014.
Rumoured specifications of the alleged
12.2-inch Samsung tablet include a 12.2-inch display as the name
suggests with a resolution of 2560x1600 pixels; a 2.3GHz quad-core
Snapdragon 800 processor; 3GB of RAM; 32GB inbuilt storage; 8-megapixel
rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The rumoured tablet
is said to run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box.